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Malibu High (1979)

R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | May 1979 (USA)
High school student Kim is having a tough time of things at the moment, she has been dumped by her boyfriend Kevin for a rich girl Annette, her grades are slipping and she has no money, and... See full summary »

Director:

Irvin Berwick (as Irv Berwick)

Writers:

John Buckley (original story), John Buckley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Lansing ... Kim
Stuart Taylor Stuart Taylor ... Kevin / Kim's ex-boyfriend
Katie Johnson Katie Johnson ... Lucy / Kim's friend
Wallace Earl Laven Wallace Earl Laven ... Mrs. Bentley (as Phyllis Benson)
Alex Mann Alex Mann ... Tony / Kim's pimp (as Al Mannino)
Tammy Taylor ... Annette
Garth Pillsbury ... Lance (as Garth Howard)
John Harmon ... Mr. Elmhurst
John Yates John Yates ... Mr. Donaldson (as John Grant)
James Devney James Devney ... Mr. Wyngate (as Jim Devney)
Clarke Gordon Clarke Gordon ... Harry Ingersoll (as Robert Gordon)
Ken Layton Ken Layton ... Mr. Mooney
Cambra Foldes Cambra Foldes ... Valerie (as Cambra Zweigler)
William Cohen William Cohen ... Jeweler
Susan Gorton Susan Gorton ... Miss Primm
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Storyline

High school student Kim is having a tough time of things at the moment, she has been dumped by her boyfriend Kevin for a rich girl Annette, her grades are slipping and she has no money, and all her mother seems to care about is cleaning. She tells her best friend Lucy that the nonsense ends today. She's been feeling sorry for herself ever since her father hanged himself. She begins working for Tony the pimp and things start to look good for her, new clothes, new car and good grades. Annette begins to hate Kim even more and Kevin becomes jealous. She then meets Lance who frees her from turning tricks in a beat up old van which leads her to better clothes and nicer cars. Prostitution isn't the worst of it as she is forced to kill a man in self-defense when he tries to have his way with her being tied up. She becomes a hit woman.

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Taglines:

Every Teacher in School Wanted to FLUNK HER... But Nobody Dared!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Three different locations were used as the high school in this movie. See more »

Goofs

As Kevin chases Kim, a wide paved road with tall light poles is seen at the base of the stairs, but no road is visible when they reach the beach. See more »

Quotes

Tony: Look honey, I got to know what your action's like, I mean if it's no good, I can't sell a bad piece of ass.
Kim Bentley: Oh, my action's good. It's *real* good.
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Connections

Featured in Malibu High: New Beverly Cinema Q&A (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Big One
(uncredited)
Written by Alan Tew
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The Best Worst Movie Of All Time
23 August 2003 | by ultrageek-3See all my reviews

OK, this is a B movie. Let's just start there and realize that this film is just not a great piece of cinema. Now, knowing that, we can move forward. This is the best film of its type there is. Here's the synopsis. Girl is in high school. Girl's mother suggests that she get a job. Girl becomes prostitute. Girl kills pimp. Girl becomes HitGirl-for-the-Mob. Lots of other subplots to keep you entertained. Probably too many. But the lines in this groaner are worth the price of admission, if you can find it anywhere. "I'm a hooker - not a hitgirl!". Come on! Does it get better than that? MH belongs in the Hall of Fame with Faster Pussycat Kill Kill, They Came From Within and Attack of the Killer Tomatos, and is the best of the bunch. This film is an A+ in the world of the B-.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1979 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$56,000 (estimated)
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